Former Call of Duty devs at Infinity Ward start their own studio and tease new game - Dexerto

Former Call of Duty devs at Infinity Ward start their own studio and tease new game

Published: 17/Jan/2019 17:16 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 17:55

by Calum Patterson


A group of ex-Infinity Ward developers, who completed work on Call of Duty titles including Ghosts, Advanced Warfare and Infinite Warfare, have started a new studio and are working on a brand new game.

Kent Gambill, former engineer with Infinity Ward, will be the head of new Indie Studio ‘Winterborn’, joined by artist and designer Moudy Hamo, who also worked on various CoD titles.

The Winterborn studio is already working a new game – although it doesn’t sound like it will be taking much inspiration from the team’s past experience with Call of Duty, or first-person shooters generally.

Instead, the team is in development of a new ‘tactical RPG’ title, something which Gambill has had in mind for 12 years: “It’s been a dream of mine to make the kind of game I grew up on and I love tactical RPGs.”

They’re not the first Infinity Ward developers to split away from the studio that created classics such as Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2, and try to forge their own path.

Former lead developers at Infinity Ward, Vince Zampella and Jason West famously left the famed studio after the release of Modern Warfare 2 due to a legal dispute with Activision, and founded Respawn Entertainment.

Infinity Ward’s trailer for 2016 Infinite Warfare broke the record for most YouTube dislikes at the time.

Respawn went on to release the Titanfall series, and announced at E3 2018 that they were working on the next EA Star Wars game, ‘Jedi: Fallen Order’.

Some of the other devs who left Infinity Ward along with Zampella and West have now returned to the studio, and Call of Duty fans are excited at the prospect of Modern Warfare 4 potentially releasing in late 2019, with some of the original crew back in charge of the ship.

2016’s Infinite Warfare, the last CoD title released by the studio, was met with a negative reception from fans who felt it was too futuristic in its setting – netting the reveal video millions of dislikes.

Fans are cautiously optimistic for Infinity Ward’s 2019 offering however.

H/T: GIBiz


KSI starts hilarious “beef” with Minecraft star TommyInnit

Published: 24/Feb/2021 20:13

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star-turned-boxer KSI has struck up yet another humorous “feud” with the uber-popular Minecraft influencer TommyInnit — leading to a completely hilarious and unexpected response from the gamer.

When it comes to fandom feuds, most bystanders know better than to get involved… but when content creators themselves declare war against each other, it’s almost impossible for viewers to not take an interest.

This time around, British rapper and influencer KSI has taken some shots at TommyInnit — all for the jokes, of course. While the two have “duked it out” on social media before (all for the lulz), this time, a slew of other high-profile names are getting involved in a chuckle-worthy social media showdown.

On February 24, KSI stirred the pot with a tweet that caught the attention of Minecraft fans all over the app: “Sidemen fanbase > Minecraft fanbase.”

A short while later, the commotion caught the attention of none other than MrBeast, who replied: “Anyone else waiting with popcorn for TommyInnit to reply?”

It wasn’t long before the British Minecraft star chimed in on the situation with a series of responses that left the internet in stitches.

“Mr Beast,” he began “I don’t do drama Mr Beast. I just tell people who are wrong why they’re wrong, and why they’re f***ing stupid. KSI is almost always wrong. He’s never been right. He just sits there dissing people in his ivory tower, meanwhile I’m sat here on Reddit studying algorithm. F*** him.”

However, it was Tommy’s next response that took the joke even further, with the YouTuber poking fun at his own viewers: “Tommy fanbase is a bunch of 12 year old girls who fangirl over him. Same for Carl and Dream, and Sidemen fanbase who can handle jokes.”

The Minecrafter then jokingly asked his fans to ratio KSI’s Tweet — a request that fellow Minecraft personality Quackity graciously agreed to, writing: “I just think it’s funny when old people get less likes. Signal boosted.”

While this is far from the first time KSI has effectively “stirred the pot” with the Minecraft fandom, their “feud” is no more than playful banter and humorous jokes — which are currently giving their respective fanbases a hilarious interaction that has some calling for a diss track.